Metroid Dread First Nintendo game using the new OLED Switch

Image of Samus Aran sliding on the ground as an EMMI robotic enemy stands in the background

Samus’ powerful new EMMI enemies sometimes force her to flee rather than fight.
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Metroid Dread launches the same day as the new Nintendo Switch modeland while the game isn’t a Switch-OLED exclusive, Nintendo hopes its whimsical enhancements will lead gamers to the new console.

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In a press release, Nintendo said, “With the vibrant OLED display and enhanced audio, embarking on the latest adventure of intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran in Metroid Dread while playing in handheld or tabletop mode will feel even more immersive.

Metroid Dread releases October 8, as does the Switch (OLED model) – yes, that’s the official name – although people have taken to calling it the “Sw-oled”.

Metroid Dread, which was announced during Nintendo’s E3 2021 Direct, is the first new 2D metroid in almost 20 years. It’s a side scroll in the metroid universe separated from Metroid Prime 4 game that Nintendo promised fans years ago. This game is more of a sequel to Metroid Fusion.

In a of thempart40 minute demo of Metroid Dread, Nintendo Treehouse showcased some of the major gameplay features, including new robotic villain EMMI. Most notably, producer Yoshio Sakamoto said the idea for the game had been around for about 15 years but was not possible due to technological constraints. Now, he says, the final product has surpassed the original idea. It seems like a natural fit for the OLED model.

In FearEMMI enemies need more power than Samus has to defeat, which means she’ll have to evade her pursuers until she can find offensive upgrades that can bring down EMMIs.

In addition to the improvements that the flagship already has, a a bigger screen and better audio quality could make FearThe most visceral wearable experience. The new Switch model also offers 64GB of internal storage, improved sound, an improved kickstand, and a wired LAN port.

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